Last warm sunny Sunday October 2021
Emperor 1 Japanese maple absolutely glowing against the clear blue sky
Pink dogwood’s fall foliage glowing in autumnal warmth today
Deep maroon of oak leaf hydrangea with its flawless leaves bringing fall color to our lives on this late fall Sunday.
Cripsii hinoki cypress with its fern spray foliage- golden yellow 12 months a year, bringing contrasting color all year long.
Hybrid leucothoe shining with it’s brilliant new growth all fall long on a compact deer-proof evergreen shrub in full sun or full shade, growing to just 2-3’ tall. Spectacular!
“White Out” hydrangea still flowering end of October. This cultivar has the purest white flowers on the deepest green leaves. When they say they flower all season, they aren’t kidding
Meet “ROBERTO,” a granite Easter island man hand carved in China, bought in Baltimore, shipped to Atlanta, trucked to Trumbull, moved to Cheshire, transplanted back to Trumbull. The overseer of my yard, protector of pets gone into the ground. I’m going to install a light under his chin for night time spookiness.
What is it about Roberto? I can’t put it into words. He is even-keeled. He is reliable. I can count on him to uphold his end of the agreement. He watches out for us, and we watch out for him. Sometimes, when the sun is right, I stare at Roberto and am so glad I met him.
Fall color of azalea ‘pink and sweet,’ a deciduous azalea. The pineapple in the center is spring’s flower bud. It’s worth waiting for. This is the type of unusual plant that people in the industry plant for themselves. Subtle beauty, unusual, less flashy, uncommon and therefore more interesting. The blossoms have a sweet scent.
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